The Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society was founded in 1983 by survivors of the Holocaust who wanted to leave a legacy to the citizens of British Columbia in the form of an anti-racism education centre. Their goal was realized in 1994 in the form of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre (VHEC). The VHEC promotes human rights, social justice and genocide awareness through education and remembrance of the Holocaust.

An internationally recognized teaching museum and the leading provider of Holocaust education in British Columbia, the VHEC reaches more than 25,000 students and teachers annually with its teaching exhibits, school programs, teaching materials, professional development offerings, outreach speakers and symposia. The Centre maintains a museum collection and archives, survivor testimony project, library, rare and special book collections, and resource centre.

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